A Separate Peace

Even though picking apples contributes to the war effort, why doesn't it seem to make the war closer to the boys?

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Fall passes, with the boys pitching in for the "war effort" by harvesting apples since all the workers have been drafted; still, the war remains distant and has little effect on their everyday lives. They see no fighting and remain insulated from any tangible aspects of the country at war.